T-Mobile G2x Android 2.3 Gingerbread Preview

May 2, 2011
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Well what do you know? Looks like someone got their hands on an early build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread for T-Mobile's G2x. It's Chris Ziegler of This is My Next and by the looks of it, there's not a whole heck of a lot of surprises, but increased enjoyability nonetheless. Have a look and let us know if you'll be backing out of Cyanogen long enough to get yourself the official real deal Gingerbread when the time comes.

As you may already be aware, the G2x comes stocked with Android 2.2 Froyo in a vanilla flavoring. This tasty combination means that aside from a few apps here and there, this version of Android is in the original Google-made state. There's no custom user interface sitting on top of it - you know what that means? It means a much easier path to getting an update to the next version of Android. This means that the device will have Android 2.3 Gingerbread sooner than later.

Now you're already essentially able to get Gingerbread if you're the hacking type by heading over to the CyanogenMod 7 for G2x post from a few days ago. If you're into the real deal from Google, do press on:

Factoids gleaned from Ziegler at TIMN:

• This update will be Android 2.3.3, not Android 2.3.4 with Google Talk Video Calling.
• Scrolling and touch sensitivity appear to be notably improved.
• Gingerbread keyboard, improved text highlighting
• No Tags app, Nexus S Gingerbread system sounds not present
• Gingerbread UI in menus, status bar, dialer, and in glow at the end of lists - buzz!
• Stock Gingerbread camera app (replacing LG's custom Froyo camera app)

So yeah, not much you wouldn't expect, but it's Gingerbread! And that means quality tasty treats. Have a look below at a couple screen shots also from Ziegler:

[via This is my Next]


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  • http://profiles.google.com/okgreen.73 Omar Green

    I actually like the LG camera app. It’s has tons of features.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      I agree completely. very easy to use and makes pics look nizzzz

  • Mr Ainzb

    This can’t be the official gingerbread because there is no am or pm by the time; I had a nexus 1 with the gingerbread so something has to be wrong with this video

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      Its also very possible that it’s just not a complete build.

    • http://twitter.com/savbers Michael Jackman

      There is a PM by the time, you’re just blind.

  • g2x213

    no more need for speed thou? i didn’t see it on there.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      Zeigler more than likely got root and froze or deleted it because of its size, I doubt an upgrade would delete a planted app like that.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      Zeigler more than likely got root and froze or deleted it because of its size, I doubt an upgrade would delete a planted app like that.

    • Eric

      I hope that NFS is still there!  That would be ridiculous if it was gone!  I would be pissed off if that turns out to be the case.  -Eric

  • Msaxon20

     can u still do the ota upgrade if your rooted 

  • http://www.facebook.com/leedanielpa Lee Daniel

    If you root it, you may as well overclock it.  I have mine running at about 1.3.   1.5 is do-able, but i don’t want to cook it.

  • Demitry3411

    i have g2x running 2.3.3 but  my phones most of the camera  version r gone like panorama or other ,,,what should i do ,,how can i fixed my camera